We don’t want to discuss last night’s horror show too much, but it’s pretty clear a few things need to be changed in terms of personnel and shape.
For us, we think Liverpool simply have to return to a 4-2-3-1, which saw us score eight goals against Red Star and Fulham, before we changed back to the 4-3-3, which has seen us draw to Arsenal and lose to the Serbians.
We’d stick with Alisson in goal, although do think he could have done better for the second goal last night. Trent was horrible at right-back, but should keep his spot at right-back, with Robertson on the left. Van Dijk and Gomez should play at the back.
In midfield, James Milner and Adam Lallana simply need to step out following their recent outings. We’d also pull Gini Wijnaldum out of the team in order to use Naby Keita and Fabinho as a double pivot.
It’s a formation both are comfortable with, although we’d be fine with Wijnaldum taking one of the roles instead of the one of the new signings.
On the right Xherdan Shaqiri is a must in a free role, with the usual front-three sure to benefit from his creative spark.
Here’s how we’d start. What do you think, Reds?